Delousing plant, World War I

Delousing plant, World War I

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Caption: Delousing plant at the US Army Camp Hospital no, 11 in St. Nazaire, France. These coal-fired chambers were used to fumigate clothes and bedding. Conditions in the trenches of World War I (1914-1918) were cramped and unsanitary, so lice and other parasites were rife.

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